Newtown Shootings

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The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.  
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.

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